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't help if you caricature. the fiscal cliff a deal/deal and joe biden. we got less than we wanted. i would have liked to have based taxes on people making $300,000 a year. but we had 85 republicans for that. on the hurricane, that was a very bipartisan deal in the senate and the notion that we were going to peel off a few, that shouldn't be partisan at all. after spending, i agree. here's the problem. the biggest increase in spending in the last, in this century has been a military spending. unpaid for in iraq, an unnecessary war. afghanistan, military spending else where. i very much want to cut spending but people who want to exempt the military from spending cuts. >> you have to have the last word on that. >> every penny to the pentagon and every penny the government spends, we still borrow $300 billion a year and his party has to come to grips with that. >> gentlemen, as you step aside, we might see you temporarily in the united states senate and see how that plays out in massachusetts. hopefully, hopefully in the spirit -- >> senator frank, that would be kind of interesting for a few
are about to see. for joe biden, who spent a lifetime in politics, eventually becoming the vice president of the united states and now a second term this is huge. >> it's very big. yesterday exthere was a funny moment, vice president on the road was out, called himself president biden. proud to be presidented by in, he had to correct himself. i do think given recent events, takes on significance, the president brought joe biden into the middle of the talks on the fiscal cliff, helps finalize the agreement, then turned to him on gun control, there has been rumblings out there now that vice president biden might actually be interested in running in 2016. there's a whiff of politics today as justice sotomayor swears him in. it is not an accident, i think the first hispanic justice. >> suggesting part of his courting, the hispanic vote, is that what you think? >> had just possibly they had that in mind. just possibly. >> possibly 100% chance that is the case. now it is also true that sonia soto may certificate first justice appointed by the obama/biden team. when he was senator, he was chairm
. >> well, vice-president joe biden met with gun rights groups and safety activists and when the president laid out his gun control plan there was barely any mention of curbing the violence in movies. >> alisyn: there's more work to be done. our next guest says, no. and joining us-- >> good morning, how are you. >> alisyn: is that accurate you don't think that the president has to do more about the video game industry or hollywood? >> no, i think the president actually promised that he would have a broad response. he would have broad actions, i think actually, what he did was breach that promise when you have 23 executive actions and no meaningful action regarding hollywood, and very little regarding this just stunning. hollywood is a huge campaign source and was during the the campaign. we all remember the record breaking, it was the biggest campaign event in history, 15 million dollars, the george clooney dinner and also, hollywood is one of the biggest lobbyists in washingt washington, as a matter of fact, their chief lobbyist is chris dodd from connecticut where the newtown massacre o
joe biden was officially sworn in. >> repeat after me, i joseph r. biden jr., do solemnly swear >>> i, joseph r. biden jr. do solemnly swear. >> that i will support and defend the constitution of the united states. >> that i will support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies foreign and domestic. >> against all enemies foreign and domestic. >> that i will bear true faith and ali generals to the same. >>> that i will bear true faith and ali generals to the same and take this obligation freel without any mentally vation or purpose of evasion. >> i will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which i am about to enter. >> the duties of the office on which i am about to enter. >> so help me god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations. >> supreme court justice, sonia sotomayor administering the oath of office. vice president joe biden beginning his second term as vice president. >>> in just a few hours, president obama will be officially sworn in. still to come, we are going to talk about growing up in the white house. sasha and malia obama w
of the united states joe biden will be sworn in for his second term by u.s. supreme court justice that wasn't even a member of the court four years ago. we're talking about justice sonia sotomayor. she just spoke with our own soledad o'brien who is here at the national mall with me. not every day you get to speak with a supreme court. was it up at the supreme court? >> it was. >> pretty impressive. >> it's an amazing building and she's pretty remarkable to talk to. she has a book out. it's called "my beloved world" and it's about navigating a world, she was born in poverty in the bronx would go to princeton and yale and work as a district attorney and then eventually end up as a supreme court justice. and she says that when she swears in joe biden on sunday, that it is, considering where she came from, absolutely stunning. >> i was thinking just a couple of days ago, if i think back at when i was a kid, which of the two events would have seemed more improbable to me, i realize each one was so far-fetched that i couldn't have imagined either. >> supreme court? >> supreme court, swearing in t
in lights. and, for a brief time, she managed to do just that. joe biden >> michael: i'm michael shure. tonight in "the war room," just a few days before the inauguration and an issue that pops up that wasn't big on the campaign trail, and of late has not been big in the mines of most americans. terrorism terrorism. ♪ >> michael: tonight american's want to know what is happening to their fellow countrymen in algeria. the state department confirmed that americans are still being held hostage in the north african nation. we do know from the associated press that at least one american, from texas, is dead. it is also unclear how he died at the hands of the militants or during the much-criticized raid on the facility. a second raid is underway to free the remaining hostages. 12 hostages have died since wednesday, about 650 are now free. for the latest we turn to abc news. >> reporter: u.s. officialings say the algearian hostage situation is extremely fluid, and americans are still being held. >> this is an act of terror. >> reporter: today algearian television br
, then? caller: that is what is on the table. host: some of those might come up this week when joe biden unveils the recommendations that his group is making. jim, good morning. caller: i have been listening to the commentary about violent video games. i guess it is cause and effect, caused being behind the violent action, the violent media. i do not simply agree with that. i think that the biggest issue is mental illness. really, the media in this instance is being used as a scapegoat. host: so, what needs to be done? put more money into the mental health system? host: it targeted way. but the irs national -- the fbi has national bank of printing database. the real issue is accountability. holding those the purchase a weapon and uncountable, not only for their own use, but by those that may steal them. this is a commentary this weekend. host: so, we are getting your thoughts this morning. what are the other articles this morning in the arts section of "the new york times"? this is the front page. the picture next to this show of the golden globe winners from last night. the issue of ext
. >> could james bond be the answer to the gun debate? joe biden thinks so. but how close are we? a look at the future of the gun. >> hollywood politics may have cost ben afleck an actor but justice may have served at the golden globe. "fox & friends" starts now. >>steve: welcome aboard. live from a not very chilly new york city where it is 50 degrees outside now. it is "fox & friends," america's number one cable news show. >>gretchen: peter johnson jr. here. i was in las vegas over the weekend. it was warmer here than las vegas. we begin with news developing overnight. another disturbing attack in benghazi, libya. the italian council general was in an armored car when gun men pulled up and starting shooting. no one was hurt. this happened four months after the attack on the u.s. consolate which left four americans dead. the flu vaccine for kids getting harder to find. some drug makers are reporting the vaccine for children between six months old and four years old is sold out. >> we've been administering so much of the flu shot since mid-december. we sold out. >> to hear people are tryi
, january 20th. vice president joe biden was sworn in a short time ago, justice sonia sotomayor administering the oath. the president and vice president have just arrived at arlington national cemetery where they will place a wreath at the tomb of the unknown of. we will bring that ceremony to you live when it begins. president obama's public swearing-in takes place tomorrow on the west front of the u.s. capitol. we are told in his inaugural speech he will not include any new proposals or call out, if you will, any of his political opponents. arlington that's your, you see the president and vice president, what has become a tradition, which is to go to the to tomb of the unknown of and, of course, pay homage to those who make plays like this possible. [ drumbeats ] [ "taps" ] >> so there you have it, what has become a traditional inaugural day activity, a salute from the commander in chief and his vice president at the tomb of the unknowns. joining me now, don bare, a former chief speechwriter for president clinton and dave gerson, with the "washington post." going took the word
of like a good marriage, who takes out the garbage. well, he has joe biden to deal with the people he doesn't want to deal with, right? >> if we look back at the end of the next year, we'll get an answer to that. kuz he get a grand bargain, significant immigration through, serious gun reform through. it's too early to judge. we don't know whether -- the republicans are parading through here at cnn today, they're all saying how hyper partisan he now feels to them. the country doesn't see that. he has a lot of people, as vin will tell you, a lot of people rallying, love what he's doing. >> it's remarkable too, because remember the line that was so memorable that brought -- rocketed barack obama to the forefront of the american consciousness was his 2004 speech at the democratic national convention, that there are no red states no blue states, this is the united states of america. when you think of his inaugural address, there wasn't one line that crystallized or captured the nation. from a republican perspective it would be wonderful to hear some sort of harkening of tone, some kind of
of recommendations from joe biden. it includes legislative proposals and by himself using his presidential powers without the congress. he put them in charge of the gun violence task force after the massacre in newtown. one month from today a mab killed 26 people including 20 first graders. the president called on lawmakers to examine their own conscience before voting on any new bills. oo if in fact everybody across lines were saddened as i was by what happened in newtown we are going to have to vote based on what we think is best. we have to come up with answers that set politics aside. >> leaders of the national rifle association says they have enough to block the assault weapons ban. he may take steps on his own. shannon green is live at the white house. what could the president do without the congress? >> he can always issue executive orders and give guidance to federal agencies. he can tell them about ways he would like to see stricter enforcement of laws things that deal with background checks and those kinds of things. he said anybody who is suggesting a government gun grab is all wrong.
, and it is my great honor and privilege to ask joe biden to the stage. have fun, everybody. thank you. ♪ >> good morning, everyone. thank you, chelsea and eva for leading this important effort, and thank you, most importantly to you out here on this chilly saturday morning for being here. your dedication is an inspiration to me and my family had its event, a national day of service, is a wonderful way to honor, as chelsea eloquently noted, the legacy of dr. king, and kick off this inaugural weekend. it is also a reminder, a reminder that the veterans of our nation, every day is a service for them, and everyday day is a day of sacrifice. today, we remember during my 10 year career in the military, and one tour in iraq i have had the honor of serving with true heroes whose service and sacrifice i have seen up close and personal. as of yesterday, we remember today, the 6572 brave men and women in uniform that have paid the ultimate sacrifice, returning home as fallen angels through my station in dover, delaware. if you look around this magnificent mall, you will see great monuments to that service,
'm don lemon, live in washington. and tomorrow, president barack obama and vice president joe biden will be sworn in during a public ceremony. hundreds of thousands of people will be here and we are bringing you live coverage all day and into the evening and all day tomorrow, of course. we have some very excited people behind us. they are on the mall. they are enjoying this experience. they came from all over the world and we are going to get down there and we are going to talk to them. hello, everyone. how are you doing? [ cheering ] they are so excited. we are excited that they are here. as we said, we are going to get down there we are going to talk to them, find out their experience and why they are here and how far they came to be here and how long they plan to be here. right now though, the main event is at the white house, where the 57th presidential inauguration has been an intimate affair. the swearing-in fulfilled a constitutional obligation which says president automatically begin their new terms at noon on january 20th. and our dan lothian is at the white house right now
president joe biden will be sworn in from the naval observatory, the official residence of the vice president. the inaugural committee released a web video as the president reflected on what is next for him and his administration. [video clip] >> i started public servants working in communities. throughout my career, what has always given me energy, hope is that good and decent and resilience and strong the american people are. the theme of this year's inauguration is our people, our future. i believe that when our people are succeeding, when they have the tools they need to get a grade education, get a good job, look after their kids, have some basic security, that there is nothing that can stop america. two figures i admire probably more than anybody in american history is dr. king and president lincoln. for me to have the opportunity to use the bible they used on the 105th anniversary of the emancipation proclamation and the 50th anniversary of the march on washington is fitting. their actions and the movement they represent are the only reason that it is possible for me to be in
of those might come up this week when joe biden unveils the recommendations that his group is making. jim, good morning. caller: i have been listening to the commentary about violent video games. i guess it is cause and effect, caused being behind the violent action, the violent media. i do not simply agree with that. i think that the biggest issue is mental illness. really, the media in this instance is being used as a scapegoat. host: so, what needs to be done? put more money into the mental health system? caller: i would recommend that, but in a targeted way. as you probably know, the fbi has a national fingerprinting database that could exist for people with mental illnesses. the real issue is the accountability for those the purchase weapons. not only the accountability of the owner, but those who may steal them. bob host: this commentary comes from examiner -- steal them. host: this commentary comes from examiner.com. host: so, we are getting your thoughts this morning. what are the other articles this morning in the arts section of "the new york times"? this is the front page. the
president joe biden. again you can see the president's remarks here on c-span starting at 11:55 eastern. following that announcement we'll open our phone lines to get rea. gun violence will be the topic of a meeting this afternoon hosted by the staring meet. newtown connecticut school superintendent is among those who will speak along with the philadelphia mayor and natalie who is the son of gabe zimmerman who died in the 2011 two don, arizona shooting. house minority leader nancy pelosi is also scheduled to attend. that will be live this afternoon starting at 2:00 eastern here on c-span. on this morning's "washington journal," we were joined by house judiciary committee chair, bob goodlatte, who discussed the debate over guns laws. host: welcome back to the table, bob goodlatte, chairman of the house judiciary committee committee. thank you very much for talking to our viewers this morning. guest: thank you. good to be with you and the viewers. host: the president will speak at 11:45 and put forward what he would like to see happen on gun control. what are your thoughts? guest: first o
come to the table and be part of a comprehensive package. i'm sure joe biden will accept them and joe manchin will accept them and conservatives will accept them to come to the table. i'm sure their membership wants them to do it, not the survivalists or gun manufacturers who have made millions of dollars off the death of 6 and 7 year-olds, the truth. it's not too late. if they keep their feet in cement, they're going to be run over, not by joe biden, but these polls show, by middle america, by gun owners, by people that want to protect their children when they're at school, they want to protect their children at shopping malls, want to protect their children when they're in church, protect their children at movie theaters. this is middle america coming after you, nra, not a politician. >> the president is at the forefront and we have to lot to go through. president obama is reviewing a list of gun control items from joe biden. background checks and limits on assault and ammunition. during the-yesterday, problem talks about it. >> those that apologize gun control or measures have a pr
's efforts to reduce gun violence coming out of the joe biden task force. great to see you today. we've got lots and lots. >> that's not the only thing we have to talk about. we will bring you up to everything happening in our nation's country and give you a chance to sound off. you know, you get up. you find out what's going on, it pisses you off or makes you happy or whatever. tell us what it means to you and your family. give us a call at 866-55-press. >> that's our toe-free number. you can follow us on twitter. we invite you to at bp show and on facebook. everybody is on facebook these days including us facebook.com/bill press show. here we go. us, that means the whole team and me plus peter ogburn and dan henning. hello, hello, hello. >> good morning. >> what's up? happy wednesday? >> god. when is this going to stop raining? >> it was ugly yesterday. it's january. supposed to be cold, wet and dreary. >> no. cold and snowy not raining. >> not in washington. >> let's have the a winter this year. >> no snow? >> we jut shouldn't expect a lot of it. this
. the president, first lady and vice president joe biden and his wife, jill will also participate. this year's inauguration is expected to be scaled down from 2009. about 900-thousand people are expected to attend. thats also down compared to four years ago. president obama will have two swearing-ins: a public ceremony on monday and a private one tomorrow. if you call about nine- hundred thousand people 'scaled down'. officials say-for president obama's second inauguration, washington's national mall will have about half as many people as it did in 2009. undertaking. millions a- buzz with ceremony. symbolism. that big-event about 250-thousand people have coveted tickets- for president's platform. four-years ago, many who had on the periphery of the then be told you gotta go ceremony on monday, a live during the kron-4 morning news on monday. it will start at 8-30 in the morning. and we'll also have the inaugural parade live on our 24-7 bay area news channel - starting at 10-35. >> california crosses a new threshold in the flu epidemic. friday, california joined the c-d-c's list of states whe
it through congress. the n.r.a. is standing by over concerns of a meeting with vice-president joe biden saying the obama administration needs to stop focusing solely on guns and gun owners. >> we wish instead of talking about guns specifically, that t they would have addressed what will we do in the future. what will we do about a broken mental health system that allows people potentially violent to be on the streets? >> and a liberal think tank weighing in for the first time shall the center for american progress announcing it's joining a full scale campaign to push for more gun control laws. >> the organizations will be working to work in the states, and ensure at that we have the voice and really have the american people and really gun owners who listen to the proposals, their voices at the table as well. >> harris: all of this in the wake of a week long series of meetings hosted by the vice-president as he puts together a plan to curb violence, he says. we expect that plan to be officially presented to the white house on tuesday. our peter doocy with the news live for us in washing
's official residence, joe biden was sworn into office for a second term. doing the honors there, justice sonia sotomayor making her the first la that knee to administer an oath to a president or vice president. at this hour across the nation's capital, parties and events kicking off, including the red, white, and blue ball, the hip-hop ball and the let freedom ring concert and what i call behind us the erin burnett ball. >> the jonk kihn king ball. we have people out having a good time including the things that come with this, including the media. a lot of us are wondering what the president is going to say in his inaugural speech. obviously, so much is weighing on it. if anything, even more important than the first time around because he has, as john has pointed out, a small window to make a big difference for whatever legacy he wants to leave. so, don, what do you know -- dan, about this speech. is it done? >> we're toll the president putting sort of the last points on that speech and will be making some tweaks before he actually rolls it out tomorrow. we're told by advisers here at th
you. joe biden made a bit of a slip up talking about how hap he was going to be president of the united states. >> joe biden would be happy to be president of the united states and i think he is planning to run, if possible. >> quickly. >> i think he wants to, but i'm not sure he will. >> why not? >> the american people deserve a break from presidential campaigns. >> oh, there's one. >> thank you, all, so much this morning. >> thank you. >>> next up, roosevelt, kennedy, lincoln, atchison, one of these names is not like the others. we'll have the story of a man some say was president for one day. we're counting down to the second inauguration of president barack obama. officemax can help you drive supply costs down... and down. use your maxperks card and get a 10-ream case of officemax multiuse paper for just 4.99 after maxperks rewards. find thousands of big deals now... at officemax. we don't let frequent heartburn come between us and what we love. so if you're one of them people who gets heartburn and then treats day after day... block the acid with prilosec otc and don'
the president and joe biden are giving crystal vases but with obama seated with harry reid and speaker boehner, i half expect a food taster present but joking aside, they will be collegial, that is expected. >> senator schumer joked he and his inaugural co-chairman will be sitting between be to keep it simple but he said for the sake of the nation he hopes the two parties find a way to develop a better recentship in the years ahead. >> that tunnel ordeal was a mess, i heard they did not even print purple tickets this time. >> they retired the purple ticket after what happened in 2009. >> battery fire on a japan airlines 787, two weeks ago was not caused by overcharging. the national transportation safety board said there could be problems with wiring. the f.a.a. in the united states and many other countries grounded the boeing 787 dreamliner until they get answers. the plane relies more or electrical system than older aircraft. still ahead, a look back at the president's first term with a look ahead toward what could come next. first we will try to put together what happened at the end of the
on recommendations from vice president joe biden's task force. likely proposals include mental health background checks, longer prison sentences for gun traffickers, and more information on violent videogames. he also wants a ban on assault rifles but many gun rights advocates including mike emerson are opposed. >> the people who want them to get them to do evil things won't be deterred by a ban. >> reporter: the president faces opposition from the nra and lawmakers on capitol hill. even top democrats do not believe an assault weapons ban can pass through congress. the president says if congress cannot pass federal legislation he may use an executive order. >> if there is a step we can take that will save even one child from what happened in newtown, we should take that step. >> reporter: parents of the children killed in newtown, connecticut talked to reporters for the first time on monday. they are forming an organization called "sandy hook promise" aimed at preventing another tragedy. >> i do not want to be someone sharing my experience and consoling anothe
. >>> the debate over gun control is set to intensify this week. vice president joe biden is set to deliver a list of come from hencie i comprehensive proposals to the president tomorrow. yesterday the president of the national rifle association said such a ban would not make it through congress. >> we put the brakes on anything that simply takes away a person's second amendment right for no good reason. >> do you think you have enough support on capitol hill to keep an assault weapons ban from passing. >> i think right now we do. when a president takes all the power of his office, if he's willing to expend political capital, you don't want to bet your house on the outcome. i would say that the likelihood is that they are not going to be able to get an assault weapons ban through this congress. >> how about a clip? >> i think -- >> some kind of restriction on clips. >> i don't think ultimately they'll get that either. >> even some democrats in congress like joe manchin are acknowledging an assault weapons ban would have a hard time passing. >> assault weapons alone, on just guns alone, will not in
of mayors' winter meeting. vice president joe biden will speak to the group just getting under way here live on c-span. [applause] >> mayors and ladies and gentlemen. it is, of course, my distinct honor and pleasure to have the opportunity to introduce our good friend and my good friend, vice president joe biden. throughout his career as a public servant, vice president biden has championed issues that are critical to the prosperity and growth of america's cities, and he has engaged directly with the u.s. conference of mayors on a regular basis. during our annual meeting this past june in orlando, vice president biden pledged that the obama administration would make sure that future infrastructure investments are more targeted to local areas. in november, last year, the vice president hosted our leadership in the white house to discuss the fiscal cliff and the concerns of mayors regarding both investment programs and tax-exempt financing. whenever there's a major issue that demands attention, again and again and again, vice president joe biden has shown the leadership and courage needed to h
be the vice president, joe biden, but it looks like he's sort of overshadowed here by another -- somebody else with a claim, as well. hillary clinton. how do you think that shakes snout who has the claim to be the sort of successor candidate going forward? >> well, the nice thing is they both do. you have an heir and a spare. you have a two good back-ups. and let's take thomas jefferson, because the presidents who have done this in the past are ronald reagan, franklin roosevelt, abe lincoln and thomas jefferson. thomas jefferson hands off power to his secretary of state james madison. so, both secretaries of state historically and vice presidents have been plausible successors. >> you know, in your advice to the president to make sure his second term is a success and not a failure, like we have said, appoint a successor, you also say to go big with things like immigration reform. you tell him to campaign aggressively in 2014. unlike in 2010 against republicans. all of which you think might help but wouldn't lowering unemployment, bringing the economy to full recovery, balancing a budget, would
for girls? and the mother who lost her son to gun violence twice. first, want to know what joe biden plans to do about the guns? me, too. i'm going to ask his son. good morning. i'm m i i'm melissa harris-perry. biden's report to the president comes a week after meetings in search of some common ground among all the sides of the gun control debate. the usual suspects, firearm retailers including a reluctant walmart, gun violence survivors who shared their firsthand experiences, gun control proponents and gun control opponents pushing for expanded rights. the de facto leader of that opposition, the national rifle association issued a statement after their sit-down with the vice president. their solution? to dig in deeper on the all guns all the time ideology and put armed guards in every american school. the nra promises to marshall their formidable, political and financial resources to fight any new reforms every step of the way. they will do so with the support of allies in congress, most notably republicans on the house committee who continue to propose limits on assault weapons. no surp
: that is true. when you think of joe biden, chuck hagel, barack obama, john kerry, you four guys that worked in that committee. i think they will find opportunities. they did work together. i remember david petraeus, when he was testifying about afghanistan, was asked by richard luger about strategy and where afghanistan fit inside the broader objectives. he said, that is not my job. my job is to achieve success and achieve our objective inside afghanistan. i cannot tell you what the trade-offs are. i respect very schmitt a great deal. we have a legitimate disagreement as far as the strategic objectives and costs the united states bore for that. when we invaded iraq, which i opposed, i thought was completely right to decimate al qaeda, i thought the rationale for dealing with iraq was different. i thought you moved saddam hussein, you basically create an incredible opportunity for iran to grow. that would require us to take a different -- it has always been about iran, but our decision to take up the chief storm and tap in the bottle was something that, where you get a real test of the quest
and vice president joe biden all participating in service projects in the d.c. area today and calling on all americans to join community events across the country. molly henneberg is live in washington with more. >> molly: there are two parts of this day of service. it's a kickoff to the inauguration weekend and always way to celebrate a couple of days early dr. martin luther king day. president obama and his family went to an elementary school in washington to help with the school makeover project. here you see the president and mrs. obama looking at bookshelf. they talked about the importance of this day. >> this inauguration, we're going to be -- it's a symbol of how our democracy work and how we peacefully transfer power but it should be an affirmation we're all in this together. >> molly: the vice president and his family participated in the national day of service. they filled care packages for deployed servicemen and women. mr. biden says the troops overseas that we remember them. the area around the washington monument there were opportunities for people that wanted to get inv
wanted. >> it took joe biden less than 29 months to meet with 229 groups in the process of coming up with this menu of options from which president obama assembled this plan today. the speed of this effort continues to out pace its own expectations. the president said he wanted expectations by the end of this month. it's not the end of the month yet. vice president biden initially said you won't get them at the end of the month. you're going to get them early, you're going to get them on the 15th. he then turned his recommendations in early. and now, today, the 16th, legislation is due to hit congress next week, even before the time that president obama initially said he just wanted to start considering what the recommendations might be. by that time, the senate is already due to have started hearings on not just recommendations, but actual legislation that they are putting forward. the political common essence is that speed is of the essence. it has been one month and two days and the sense of urgency that there must be a response to that tragedy. >> in the month since 20 precious c
. >>> president obama and joe biden responded in lightning speed to the newtown massacre despite warnings that congress and state legislatures are against the gun michigantives. is this a new bold from ans the white house as the president prepares to launch his second term? bob shrumm veteran democratic strategist and also a columnist for the daily beast joins me. happy new year. haven't seen you in a long time. >> i have been out in kind of cool los angeles where we've been having unseasonably cal weather. >> welcome back to new york then, i guess. the question is what does the president do going forward? he has taken on gun control. i would argue this is a different barack obama rather than the cautious approach to studying and sending and outlining health care to congress in the first term. this is a president who responds e responded to an event in a visceral way, and within a month and two days came out with a list of real proposals. >> well, i defend him a little bit on health care because, after all, he got it done, and it's something people try to do for 100 years. i think you're
clinton, you also have joe biden, he's been ahead of this issue for a long time and a pers -- and senator gill brand, used to talk about how she had a gun underneath her bed and she's also someone who's talking about what do we do to stop gun violence. is this going to be even be beyond a conversation, i'm wondering, ted? is gun control going to be a kind of litmus test in 2016 for democrats? >> i think it could be. in presidential politics, there are basically two issues, the economy and war. and if the nation's economy continues to improve, if we're able to get out of afghanistan the way the president got us out of iraq. this issue of gun violence is emerging very quickly. and i have no doubt that it could become one of the dominant issues in the midterm election and also in the general election. >> also making news this morning, a story that has left a lot of football fans, well, you don't even have to be a faj because you probably heart about left folks feeling duped. notre dame's linebacker, manti teo's girlfriend died back in september, at least that's what we thought but it turned
leading to washington's two-day event. joe biden's official swearing in is at 8:15 a.m. eastern time and then the possible will take the oath of office in the white house blue room. >> 20 hours later comes the ceremonial swearing in of the president at the capitol. that's followed immediately by his inaugural address. that's shortly after 2:30 in the afternoon mr. obama introduces the troops and the inauguration begins at 6:00. >>> let's get you caught up. we begin with the continuing hostage crisis at the norway gas plant in the remote corner of the algerian desert. hundreds have been freed. it's unclear how many more remain captive. at least one american has been found dead. he's identified from cady, texas. it's not clear how he died. let's get the latest from charlie d'agata in our london bureau. charlie charlie, good morning. >> g the hostage picture is still murky. at least 20 workers remain unaccounted for. as you informed one american has been killed. it is also thought other americans are still among the missing. these are the workers who managed to es
. >>> there he is joe biden taking the oath of office this morning and not far from here in fact over at the naval observatory, and a twist of historic irony perhaps the country's first black president's public swearing is going to happen on the same day that we honor one of america's great civil rights activists, martin luther king jr. we will pause to remember dr. king's birthday and i'd like to bring in andrew young the third, former civil rights leader and ambassador andrew young. good to see you, sir. >> hey, craig, how are you doing? >> great. your father is a long time friend and confidant of reverend king. what have you learned from your father, and also, his generation as well? >> you know, i think that it is very important that we as americans today give each other a faith-saving way out, and that is one thing that my father was adamant about throughout his life is that when you have an opponent and have indifferences about a subject, that you give your opponent a way out. to keep his dignity and that is how you create change, and that is what dr. king and my father and dr.
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